hamlet in NE Va. (now called Chancellor): site of a Civil War battle (May, 1863) won by Confederate forces
Origin of Chancellorsvilleafter a local family name
A former town of northeast Virginia west of Fredericksburg. It was the site of a major Civil War battle (May 1–5, 1863) in which the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces commanded by Joseph Hooker. Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded in the battle.